Starting January 19, 2022, all U.S. households can order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests at Orders will ship in 7-12 days.

MedStar Family Choice is offering members 12 years and older a $100 gift card for getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 between December 15, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Click here to learn more or complete the form. 

COVID-19 incentive flyer

All Marylanders 5 and older are now eligible for vaccination, and many Marylanders are now also eligible for boosters. Find a vaccination site and make an appointment near you here. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are at risk of serious illness or even death from COVID-19, and you should get a vaccination as soon as possible.

If you see a MedStar Health primary care practice, they are offering the COVID-19 vaccine same day and on demand. Click here for a list of MedStar Health primary care practices offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit to for more information.

When it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s your choice. Please visit for what you need to know to make an informed decision. We want you to feel confident about your choice when it’s your turn to get vaccinated. MedStar Health hosted Facebook Live events with physicians and researchers who answered questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Click on the following links below to watch the videos.

Maryland GoVAX COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center

The Maryland GoVAX COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center is now available to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments and information easily available for Marylanders without internet access. The support center can be reached 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 855-MDGOVAX (855-634-6829).

Callers who wish to speak to a Support Advocate are then presented with a menu with options to:

  • Determine vaccination eligibility
  • Locate a COVID-19 testing site (using a 5-digit ZIP code)
  • Schedule first and second dose vaccine appointments at a mass vaccination site and receive confirmation for the appointments
  • Get help finding a vaccination provider closest to you
  • Discover information on the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Ask general questions about COVID-19

Live Support Advocates are available to callers using both voice and text services at any time. Support Advocates are available in English and Spanish. For more information, click here.

Marylanders who have access to the internet, can visit and connect by chatbot or instant-message with an advocate. Internet users can also visit to find the closest vaccination site.

Marylanders who have access to the internet, can visit and connect by chatbot or instant-message with an advocate. Internet users can also visit to find the closest vaccination site.

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), local jurisdictions, and their partners are operating COVID-19 testing sites and vaccination clinics throughout the state. This weekly advisory provides information about free community testing site locations and hours operated by local health departments and MDH throughout Maryland. It also provides information about local health departments’ vaccination opportunities.

COVID-19 Testing Information

Although vaccinations are highly effective against serious illness and hospitalization, even the fully vaccinated can catch and spread COVID-19. Testing remains essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19.


MDH encourages the following individuals to get COVID-19 tests:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.
  • People planning to travel. If you are planning to travel internationally, you should be fully vaccinated. However, you may also need to present a negative COVID-19 test to enter certain locations, as well as to re-enter the United States. Check the current COVID-19 situation in your destination.
  • People who:
    • Have had close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 
    • Have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19, such as attending large social or mass gatherings
    • Work in a occupation which requires COVID-19 testing
    • Are prioritized for expanded community screening for COVID-19
    • Have been asked or referred to get testing by a school, workplace, or healthcare provider

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 testing and vaccination activities

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with hospitals statewide and the Maryland National Guard, is opening or expanding the hours of operation at COVID-19 testing sites across the state, as announced by Governor Hogan.


Starting this week, many sites have expanded their standard hours to 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lines may be closed early in order to accommodate all patients by the scheduled closing time.


The following new and expanded sites will be open Wednesday, Jan. 19, for free walk-up or drive-through COVID-19 testing without an appointment. 



NEW SITE: JHM Howard County General Hospital

Outside of main entrance

5755 Cedar Lane

Columbia, MD 21044

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

NEW SITE: University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) (testing at the UM Modular Care Unit)

Paca Pratt Building parking lot

Corner of Lombard and Greene Streets

Baltimore, MD 21201

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

NEW SITE: UM Shore Medical Center at Easton testing at Medical Pavilion (drive-through)

500 Cadmus Lane

Easton, Maryland 21601

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Annapolis Annex

Corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets

Annapolis, MD 21401

Mon - Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


(walk-ups only for first two hours, daily)

Frederick Health (testing at Frederick Health Village) (drive-through)

1 Frederick Health Way

Frederick, MD 21701

Daily (Mon-Sun)

7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir.

Baltimore, MD 21224

Daily (Mon-Sun)

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

LifeBridge Health Northwest Hospital

(testing outside ED entrance)

5401 Old Court Road

Randallstown, MD 21133

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center

2001 Medical Pkwy.

Annapolis, MD 21401

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center (testing at Washington Education Zone/Washington University of DC) (drive-through)

6511 Princess Garden Pkwy

Lanham, MD 20706

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

25500 Point Lookout Road

Leonardtown, MD 20650

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Meritus Medical Center (testing at Meritus Medical Plaza) (drive-through)

13620 Crayton Blvd.

Hagerstown, MD 21742

Mon-Fri:8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Sat: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Sun: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

State Center Vaccination and Testing Site

301 W. Preston (indoor)

Baltimore, MD 21201



8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.




8 a.m.- 12 noon

UM Capital Region Medical Center

(testing at City of Praise Family Ministries)

8501 Jericho City Dr.

Landover, MD, 20785

Mon: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Tues-Fri: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



UM Charles Regional Medical Center

(testing at Regency Furniture Stadium) (drive-through)

11765 St. Linus Dr.

Waldorf, MD 20602

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UM Laurel Alternate Care Site (drive-through)

7300 Van Dusen Rd.

Laurel, MD 20707

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

500 Upper Chesapeake Dr.

Bel Air, MD 21014

Daily (Mon-Sun)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Please be prepared for the possibility of extended wait times and dress warmly in anticipation of cold temperatures. Please verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Contact information for sites across the state can be found in the listings at and


Additional site openings and schedule expansions will be announced in the coming days.


Anne Arundel County Department of Health


Except for the new Anne Arundel Medical Center site, which is walk-ups only, testing Appointments are now REQUIRED in Anne Arundel County. Walk ups will not be accommodated. 

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center: South Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401. Open Monday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. NO APPOINTMENT - WALK UPS ONLY. 
  • Annapolis - (1955 Annapolis Exchange) - Open Wednesday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Appointment ONLY. Pre-register.
  • Glen Burnie - (6701 Baymeadow Drive, parking lot) - Open Monday Jan. 17 and Tuesday Jan. 18, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Appointment ONLY. Pre-register.
  • Shady Side - (Lula Scott Community Center, 6243 Shady Side Road, backdoor) - Open Thursday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Appointment ONLY. Pre-register.

Visit or (Spanish) to find hours of operation and other information about Anne Arundel County testing sites. Rapid tests (pruebas rápidas) are provided at private locations. Private providers may have additional charges depending on insurance.



Currently, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health is providing COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5 and older. To schedule an appointment, go to Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome as vaccine supplies allow. Learn about third dose clinics (clínicas de la tercera dosis) for immunocompromised individuals and the booster dose.



Baltimore City Health Department


There are testing options throughout Baltimore City offering barrier and cost-free services. Most of these are outdoor sites so they are weather permitting. Please dress accordingly. 

  • Village Baptist (137 S Hilton St.) – Open Tuesday, Jan. 4th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., weather permitting
  • Franciscan Center (101 W. 23rd St.) – Open Wednesday, Jan. 5th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., weather permitting
  • Erdman Shopping Center (3833 Erdman Ave.) – Open Thursday, Jan. 6th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., weather permitting
  • Waverly YMCA (900 E 33rd St.) – Open Friday, Jan 7th, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., weather permitting
  • State Center Site (300 W. Preston St.) - Open Tuesday, Jan. 18, Wednesday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., indoors. CLOSED Jan. 17 in observance of the holiday.

Additional information on closures can be found at where to get tested in Baltimore City.



Vaccinations can be obtained at a number of sites across Baltimore; for a comprehensive list of vaccine clinics each week, please visit: Baltimore City Vaccination Clinics Weekly Schedule. Pre-registered individuals as well as walk-ups are welcome at many locations. Moderna and J&J are available to ages 18+; Pfizer is available to ages 5+.


Baltimore County Department of Health


  • Randallstown - Liberty Family Resource Center (Resource Drive) - Monday, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Dundalk Health Center (Dunmanway) - Open Wednesday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Drumcastle Government Center (York Road) (Note: Testing offered in trailer located behind the Mobil Gas Station) - Open Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, registration is required for testing at all county health department testing locations. Schedule online at


Baltimore County is currently offering free vaccinations for anyone 5 and over. Residents under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To receive a vaccination, you can make an appointment where required or walk-in to one of our clinics. See schedule for details. For more information and to schedule an appointment or walk-up for a free vaccination, visit Baltimore County Vaccination Hub.


Calvert County Health Department


  • Dunkirk District Park, 10750 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk, MD - Open Wednesday, Jan. 19, Thursday, Jan. 20, and Friday, Jan. 21, for all ages. Same-day, walk-up COVID-19 rapid and PCR testing.  


  • Fox Run Clinic (713 Solomons Island Rd. N, Prince Frederick) - Moderna: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Pfizer: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Times and dates are subject to change based on weather conditions. Please check the website for weather related updates. 


Charles County Department of Health


Visit for additional testing information. 



Upcoming Vaccination Clinics For Children 5 And Up (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available):

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Charles County Department of Health, White Plains
  • Wednesday,  Jan. 19, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf

Visit to schedule an appointment or call 301-609-6717.


Harford County Health Department


  • UM Upper Chesapeake Hospital - 500 Upper Chesapeake Dr., Bel Air, MD 21014. Open Monday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. No appointment needed, walk ups only..

This page can help you find additional testing services in the county for both insured and uninsured residents:


The Health Department will offer vaccines and boosters (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) at the Woodbridge location (1321 Woodbridge Station Way Edgewood, MD 21040) five days a week, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., by appointment only. Call 410-612-1779 for an appointment.


Montgomery County Health Department


For up-to-date information on how to get tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County, please visit This site includes multiple opportunities daily to obtain a free, accessible test at various locations around the county.


Montgomery County and partners operate free and accessible vaccination clinics at multiple locations throughout the county every day. To find a convenient location, as well as hours of operation, visit


Prince George's County Health Department


  • City of Praise Family Ministries Testing Site in Prince George's County: Monday, Jan. 17, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. No registration or appointments required.
  • Bunker Hill Fire Station (Rhode Island Ave.) – Open Monday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville (6201 Belcrest Rd.) – Open Monday, Jan. 17 and Thursday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; weather permitting.
  • Laurel - Roseu Medical Group (7350 Van Dusen Rd.) – Open Monday through Friday by appointment. Book testing appointments online on Roseu Medical Group’s website or call 301-604-8000.

Vaccination: Prince George’s County operates its own online vaccination clinic locator and mobile clinic calendar for residents of the county, available here


St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD)

Testing: SMCHD offers COVID-19 testing Monday - Friday. For more information on COVID-19 testing locations and hours, please visit

Vaccination: COVID-19 vaccinations are provided to anyone age 12 and older (eligibility for third or booster doses varies). For more information or to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please visit

Information current as of: